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Jacqueline Heffernan

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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Jacqueline Heffernan

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PRIVATE AND SECLUDED VILLA

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, one bunk bed room. Sea views

Beautiful Provençal villa nestling in the mountains overlooking views of mountains and in the distance, the Bay of Cannes. Set in a conservation area the villa is surrounded by natural beauty and within five minutes walk of Michelin star graded hiking trails.

The villa is set over three floors with three double en suite bedrooms and one bunkbed room for children. Two of the bedrooms have balconies with wonderful views of the scenery and pool. One double room is a blind room (no window) but is bright and has an ensuite bathroom and toilet. A summer kitchen leads off of the indoor kitchen affording outdoor dining by the built in barbecue. A large sitting room with comfortable sofas makes relaxing easy. Satellite+ tv and Blueray DVD player as well as a music system, all provide entertainment when not sitting around the pool on one of the many sun terraces. There is off road parking for at least four cars.

The charming village of Les Adrets is five minutes walk from the villa. There you will find a great patisserie/bakery, supermarket, hairdresser, doctor, weekly market, honey shop, tourist office, Mairie/cinema, boules arena, pharmacy, pizzeria, delicatessen, three lovely restaurants and a bar with terrace overlooking the village. There is frequent entertainment in the village square such as paella night, puppet shows, travelling circus, live music and dancing.

A ten minute drive from the villa takes you to Lake St Cassien where watersports can be enjoyed and fishing. Fifteen minutes down a beautiful road takes you to St Raphael, Frejus or Mandelieu beaches, all are delightful. Cannes is only a 20 minute drive to the centre. Nice airport is 40 minutes.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jacqueline Heffernan (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
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About Jacqueline Heffernan

I am English with a Belgian father. My husband is American and has lived in the UK for 15 years. He studied cooking at the Cordon Bleu school in Paris so when we have dinner parties I am at a slight advantage. He is now an investment banker but loves France and the cuisine, so we decided to buy a place near the Cote D'Azur where we could continue to enjoy everything French. Five years after buying the villa, our children, twin daughters arrived. They are now 10. We are very conscientious about renting the villa and do everything possible to make staying at the villa a happy experience. When I stay at the villa I look around and check if there is anything that I would not like if I were renting it for a holiday. If I see anything, I put it right straight away. It is so important to receive feedback and whenever we can assist either before or during your stay we are more than happy to do so. We have a French lady who speaks English, who takes care of guests when they arrive and during their stay. However, we are here at all times to assist. We take personal pride in the villa and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. The villa is spacious, clean, comfortable, well maintained and set in a stunning location with wonderful views. We could put in Persian rugs and designer sun loungers but then it would be classed as luxury and the price would go up. We prefer to keep it basic and user friendly and what you see is really what you get without any embellishments. We are discerning and we love the villa.

Jacqueline Heffernan purchased this villa in 2000

Why Jacqueline Heffernan chose Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel

Location, location, location. When we decided to buy a holiday home in France we were first attracted to Nice. At the suggestion of friends who have a house near Les Adrets, we decided to take a look. We venture out of town and into the foothills above Cannes. As we drove, the noise and stress of the city left us. The air was fresh and cooling. Away from the crowds, with breath taking views, Les Adrets was a jewel in the crown. Set in the protected Massif Del Esterel, a national park of forests, rock formations and lakes, the village is unique. The sounds of nature are everywhere. As you drive towards the village and look towards the Bay of Cannes, the views are magical both day and night. The property has every practicality to suit the way of life in the South of France. Shutters on the doors and windows and stone floors keep the villa cool during the hot months. For sun worshippers, the sun terraces provide a place to relax. The private and secluded pool surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna, is a delight to cool off. In the evening you can put the lights on around the pool and enjoy a crisp glass of wine and a night swim. Sunrise and sunsets from the upper balcony are stunning, with the lights of Cannes glittering in the distance. Quiet and away from the village but only a five minute walk to the centre, it is a perfect spot to stay. Very convenient to all major attractions and away from the hustle and bustle when you need it.

What makes this villa unique

The village has every convenience as well as retaining its French charm. The villa is beautiful, secluded and relaxing. The views are stunning.

If you want to be in a very comfortable villa with all the facilities one could need, and yet walk five minutes into the where you will find a bar, restaurants, supermarket, hairdresser, bakery, then this is the place for you. Another unique benefit is the friendliness of the local people that I have not experienced in such depth as in Les Adrets. Everyone says hello and young people step off of the pavement to allow older people to pass. The bakery have a fantastic selection of freshly baked bread and cakes each day that would not look out of place in Harvey Nichols. Again, the supermarket has a good selection of fine wines and the delicatessen prepares regional dishes daily that are delicious. Really, unless you want to explore and go to the beach etc, you have everything you need in the villa and the village to keep you happy for your holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Le Nest and would highly recommend it. The owner was extremely prompt and helpful in answering our enquiries when booking, and the lady in the village who helps look after the house very kind and friendly whilst we were there. The house is spacious and has all you might need, it felt homely rather than a holiday rental. The owners are keen for you to feel comfortable during your stay and make sure you have all you require.



There are many things we loved about the holiday, we will list a few! Great to be able to walk into the lovely friendly village for a coffee, meals and good little shops. Lots of interesting and varied things to do in the area - we enjoyed beautiful local walks, canoeing up the Gorge du Verdon, the local lake and the pedelos with slides! mooching round Cannes and a boat trip to the islands, as well as visiting the beaches. But we were also very happy to stay at the villa enjoying the fabulous views from the balconies and dipping into the pool with it's many accessories! All this suited the different ages within our party from teenagers to those in their 70's. It all worked really well for us all and we were very sad to leave"
Aug 2014
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Esterel - Fayence
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clean, well equipped and homely

  • 4 of 5
We very much enjoyed our stay in this unusual holiday villa at Les Adrets, a charming small village with very friendly locals. There was everything we could possibly need for our stay, beautiful pool, spacious accommodation. We were welcomed Janine, even though we were much later than anticipated. We would definitely book this holiday villa again.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Esterel - Fayence
5

Lovely property, helpful owner and great location

  • 5 of 5
We had a brilliant holiday at Villa Le Nest, Jacqueline and Janine were extremely helpful and efficient. The villa's location was perfect and the people of Les Adrets charming. The restaurants in the village were ideal and the boulangerie provided our morning croissants without fail. The villa was a perfect size with plenty of sun and shade and the pool was fabulous. The views were gorgeous. Les Adrets is quiet but perfectly situated for the glamour of Cannes etc. It was also much appreciated that when we arrived provisions had been left which helped tide us over until we could get to the supermarket. All in all it was a great holiday in a brilliant location.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Esterel - Fayence
5

A lovely property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5
The house was very spacious, comfortable, clean and extremely well equipped. The various terraces were beautiful, and the many steps leading down to the lovely pool gave a great view over the valley and surrounding hills. We found the various services available in the lovely village of Les Adrets very useful and the many places to visit varied and interesting. We all found the owner and 'caretaker' of the house extremely accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Villa le Nest.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Esterel - Fayence
5

A True Hidden Gem On The Cot d'Azure ...

A True Hidden Gem On The Cot d'Azure ...
  • 5 of 5
In respect of this wonderful holiday rental, clearly, all the previous comments that have gone before, have said it all.

Moreover, the fact that this particular Villa, has gained a 5 star rating, from all who have taken the time to write a review, says all that you need to know about this wonderful property and the surrounding area.

So I will keep it very simple and just say ...

There comes a time in every family's holidaying life, that you hope to find that one golden nugget of a holiday destination, that one perfect holiday experience and that one all providing holiday rental.

Well, take a deep breath, because when you stay at 'Villa le Nest', you will find all three!

The spaciousness of the villa together with its surounding tranquillity, beautiful views and excellent pool, make this a truly wonderful holiday retreat.

Add to this the magical ambience of Les Adrets, the Esterel and that special magic that can only be found on the Cote d' Azure and you know that you have found - a true 'hidden gem'.
Moreover, that's without even mentioning the warmth of the sun and Mediterrean sea, the food, the wine the the multitudinous markets and other places of art and interest that you can visit, as you seek to quench your thirst for that one special holiday memory that will last a lifetime.... I'll say more!

So I will finish this review by just saying ... you won't find many locations like this one. - It will deliver all that it promises and more !

So, book with every confidence and immerse yourselves in 'Villa le Nest' and the surrrounding area's bounty of suprises and riches... you won't be disappointed... : )

Peter.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Esterel - Fayence
5

Totale Abgeschiedenheit mitten im Trubel

  • 5 of 5
Wir waren mit unserer kleinen Familie (2 kleine Kinder) jetzt schon zum zweiten Mal an diesem wunderbaren Plätzchen an der Cote d'Azur! Es ist in der Nähe der Hot Spots gelegen, nahe Fréjus, zwischen Cannes und St.Tropez, und zugleich in unglaublicher Ruhe und Abgeschiedenheit. Ein zauberhaftes kleines Dorf im Estérel-Gebirge, in dem sogar die Schlachterin sexy ist, und das alles bietet, was man wirklich zum Leben braucht: Feine Croissants in der kleinen Bäckerei, ein winziger Supermarkt für alles nötige, ein paar Restaurants, vom kleinen unkomplizierten bis zum sehr feinen in erreichbarer Nähe – und eben die sehr feine kleine Schlachterei mit hervorragendem Produkten, die man in der Villa auf dem Grill der Außenküche zubereiten kann. Danach sitzen Sie auf der Terasse mit einem Glas Wein, blicken ins Tal und sehen der Sonne zu, die über den Bergen untergeht, und die Welt ist in Ordnung. Dass es außer Ihnen noch andere Menschen gibt, bemerken Sie tatsächlich erst, wenn in weiter Ferne am gegenüberliegenden Berghang mit der einfallenden Dunkelheit erste Lichter angehen. Es gibt nicht wirklich einen Grund, dieses kleine Dorf zu verlassen, und wenn doch, dann um an den Strand zu gehen oder einen kleinen Ausflug ins wunderschöne provençalische Hinterland zu machen. Dann fahren Sie vielleicht zwanzig Minuten über enge Serpentinenstraßen herunter und sind mitten im Leben. Aber eigentlich ist das schönste am Ende des Tages doch immer, aus dem Trubel wieder nach oben zu fahren, in die Ruhe der Villa, und ganz für sich zu sein. Die Räumlichkeiten sind großzügig, und auch der Pool ist tatsächlich groß genug, um ein paar Schwimmzüge zu machen, was in dieser Region nicht selbstverständlich ist. Wir lieben dieses schöne und dabei so schön unkomplizierte Haus und empfehlen es uneingeschränkt weiter.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Esterel - Fayence
5

Excellent Holiday

  • 5 of 5
The first thing that struck us about the villa was how spacious it is. The bedrooms are a good size and there is a large living room area. The villa was clean and obviously well maintained; the owners have a local agent in the village available in case you get stuck with anything. There are breath-taking views from the balcony and pool of the local countryside.

The villa itself is situated a few minutes’ walk away from the centre of the village of Les Adrets where you can pick up supplies and dine at La Table d'Amanda which is run by a an excellent French chef and his English wife. We probably ventured a bit further afield than some but Cannes, Nice and Monaco are all within driving distance and there is plenty to see in the local area.

The location of the Villa is ideal for those who want to explore the area on foot or for those who simply want to relax at the poolside in a peaceful environment.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Le Relais Des Adrets
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Mandelieu
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Frejus
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A8
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Le Relais Des Adrets
Nearest Ski
69.2 Miles
Isola
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Mandelieu
Car: recommended

Les Adrets is a traditional French village full of atmosphere and charm. Only a short drive are the magnificent beaches of the Riviera, St Raphael, Cannes, Frejus, Agay are a few. Roman architecture including an amazing ampitheatre and aqueduct, can be found a short drive from the villa in Frejus and St Rapahel. There is a wonderful zoo nearby and also Aquasplash waterpark for the children. There are five star walking trails close to the villa which are very popular with walkers from all over Europe. The Verdon Gorge with its breathtakin views and climbing facilities is 45minutes by car. Lake St Cassien is five minutes away and is very popular for water sports including sailing, pedalo hire, rowing, wind surfing. Rowing boats can also be hired and picnics enjoyed either on the water or on the shore. The glitz and nightlife of Cannes are all within easy reach and there you will find not only world renowned restaurants but also wonderful boutiques and shops such as Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes. St Tropez is an easy drive and there are beautiful beaches and restaurants. Why not enjoy a day at Club 55, a place to spot celebrities (http://www.destinationsperfected.com/2011/08/st-tropez-france-club-55-celebrity.html). In the villa we have a booklet with the many attractions that are available close by and the tourist office in the village has abundant information about attractions and forthcoming events in and around the area. The staff in the tourist office speak English, German and French. There are many wonderful restaurants near to the villa, 3 within walking distance - one has a beautiful terrace and another has panoramic views and is wonderful at sunset. We love Les Adrets, it is friendly and full of Provençale charm. Don't miss the boulangerie in the village as they bake absolutely delicious bread and pastries. In the morning I stroll to the bakery and pick up baguettes and pan au chocolate and stop at the café for a coffee in the early sunshine. It's wonderful. The hairdresser is very good and she has a manicurist who does an excellent manicure and pedicure all at reasonable prices. The pharmacy has a selection of high quality skincare such as Nuxe and Caudalie and also stock a large range of other cosmetics, orthopaedic footwear, medicines, suncreams etc. The Doctor, who is also the Mayor, is fantastic. My children, who are now 10, really enjoy the entertainment in the village square on weekends. It is a good environment for the whole family to enjoy dinner, dancing and listening to bands. There are also classical concerts in another square near the Eglise, 10 minutes further along the road. There you can enjoy listening to music from the terrace of a restaurant. For a day of action the children love Aquasplash in Frejus or simply playing on St Raphael beach and going on the wonderful old fashioned carousel afterwards. They tell me the ice cream in France is the best in the world. Fayence is about a 30 minute drive and has many cultural events and concerts in there modern theatre. There are also some great restaurants there including Le Temp de Cerises (booking usually required). For a whole day out I would recommend the train trip from Nice to Monaco which winds along the beautiful coastline. Similar stunning scenery can be seen if you take a drive along the Corniche D'or from Mandelieu to Agay. For those who enjoy the Movies, the Cannes film festival in May is a must see event. The villa is available as discounted rates during this time as it is low season so its a great opportunity to stay. It takes around 25 minutes into the centre of Cannes. We love walking along the Croisette in Cannes and taking in the views of the coast and the huge yachts. Much glamour and sophistication can be seen during a walk along this famous stretch of promenade.

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Rates & Availability

From €1,000 Per week

Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Villa Rental Rates

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off peak
Sep 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
 
 
Peak
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €720
Notes If you require a long term stay during off peak times please contact me to discuss a discounted rate. Also, from Jan to July and from Sept to Jan I am often able to offer a discount depending on availability. Please always ask me and I am happy to do that if I can.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Ensuite bathroom and balcony with views over Bay of Cannes
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Ensuite bathroom and terrace with views over pool
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Ensuite bathroom. This room doesn't have a window.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Les Adrets is a short journey from Nice airport. It is very easy to access off of the A8. Resorts such as St Raphael, Frejus and Cannes are all a short distance from the villa. We are in the heart of the Riviera.

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